Wednesday, October 4, 2017

REVIEW: Protected by Claire Zorn - 4/5 stars

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM
Title: Protected
Genre: YA Contemporary, Loss
Author: Claire Zorn
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication: October 3rd 2017
Cover Rating: 3/5

Protected by Claire Zorn is about a girl named Hannah. Hannah lost her sister in a tragic accident almost a year ago. She also lost her parents, they are still alive but they have pretty much checked out from grief. We start the book with Hannah needing the be interviewed about the accident so the legal system can decide who was at fault, her father or the other driver. Her father lost his memories and Hannah says she has too, but that might not be so true. We get to watch Hannah struggle with a lot of emotions and situations in this book. Both past and present. 

The accident is only half of the story. The other half is that Hannah was horribly bullied before her sister, Katie, died. Katie did nothing to stop this bullying and was pretty much a bully herself to Hannah. So Hannah is dealing with the fact that her sister was horrible to her while grieving her loss. She is also trying to handle the fact that she is not bullied anymore because having a dead sister means she is off limits. But she lost her only friend a while ago and is completely alone in the world. That is until someone shows up and tries to prove her wrong about no one wanting to ber her friend. 

In the end, Hannah had a lot of issues to face but she did it with bravery. One thing that will always stick with me is Katie had to die in order for Hannah to live. It is sad and tragic and this should never be the outcome of someone's death. The bullying in this book was horrific. Alas, it was a good story and had some pretty good themes.

Overall, I gave the book 4/5 stars.

*This book was sent to me, Jenny @ HelloJennyReviews, in exchange for an honest review.

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